Karen Brasel

Professor

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19962019
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Research Output 1996 2019

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Effectiveness of a Question Prompt List Intervention for Older Patients Considering Major Surgery: A Multisite Randomized Clinical Trial

Schwarze, M. L., Buffington, A., Tucholka, J. L., Hanlon, B., Rathouz, P. J., Marka, N., Taylor, L. J., Zimmermann, C. J., Kata, A., Baggett, N. D., Fox, D. A., Schmick, A. E., Berlin, A., Glass, N. E., Mosenthal, A. C., Finlayson, E., Cooper, Z. & Brasel, K. J., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : JAMA Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Randomized Controlled Trials
Patient Participation
Odds Ratio
Communication
Blood Vessels
7 Citations (Scopus)

Effective retention of primary survey skills by medical students after participation in an expanded Trauma Evaluation and Management course

Li, M. S., Brasel, K., Schultz, D., Falimirski, M. E., Stafford, R. E., Somberg, L. B. & Weigelt, J. A., Feb 2006, In : American Journal of Surgery. 191, 2, p. 276-280 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medical Students
Wounds and Injuries
Students
Surveys and Questionnaires
8 Citations (Scopus)
Resuscitation
Hospitalization
Wounds and Injuries
Gunshot Wounds
Motor Vehicles
4 Citations (Scopus)

Efficacy and safety of low-dose hydrocortisone therapy in the treatment of septic shock

Chaudhury, P., Marshall, J. C., Solomkin, J. S., Baxter, N. N., Brasel, K., Brown, C. J., Chaudhury, P., Cutter, C. S., Divino, C. M., Dixon, E., Dubois, L., Fitzgerald, G. W. N., Henteleff, H. J. A., Kirkpatrick, A. W., Latosinsky, S., MacLean, A. R., Mastracci, T. M., McLeod, R. S., Morris, A. M., Neumayer, L. A. & 2 others, Temple, L. K. & McKenzie, M. E., Dec 2010, In : Canadian Journal of Surgery. 53, 6, p. 415-417 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Septic Shock
Hydrocortisone
Safety
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
Placebos

Efficacy of a novel surgical manikin for simulating emergency surgical procedures

Garcia, D. F. V., Domingues, C. A., Collet Silva, F. S. E., Mori, N. D., Brasel, K. J., Kortbeek, J., Ali, J. & Poggetti, R. S., Jan 1 2019, In : American Surgeon. 85, 12, p. 1318-1326 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Manikins
Advanced Trauma Life Support Care
Emergencies
Pericardiocentesis
Students
31 Citations (Scopus)

Efficiency of a four-item posttraumatic stress disorder screen in trauma patients

Hanley, J., Deroon-Cassini, T. & Brasel, K., Oct 2013, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 75, 4, p. 722-727 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Primary Health Care
Wounds and Injuries
Trauma Centers
Checklist
9 Citations (Scopus)
Syndecan-1
Sepsis
Blood Platelets
Wounds and Injuries
Logistic Models
8 Citations (Scopus)

Emergency care practitioners' barriers to mental health assessment, treatment, and referral of post-injury patients

Lee, S., Brasel, K. & Lee, B., 2004, In : Wisconsin Medical Journal. 103, 6, p. 78-82 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emergency Medical Services
Mental Health
Referral and Consultation
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics
3 Citations (Scopus)

EMS provider assessment of vehicle damage compared with assessment by a professional crash reconstructionist

Lerner, E. B., Cushman, J. T., Blatt, A., Lawrence, R. D., Shah, M. N., Swor, R. A., Brasel, K. & Jurkovich, G. J., Oct 2011, In : Prehospital Emergency Care. 15, 4, p. 483-489 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emergency Medical Services
Research Personnel
Seat Belts
Automobiles
Motor Vehicles
8 Citations (Scopus)

End-of-life care of the geriatric surgical patient

Peschman, J. & Brasel, K., Feb 1 2015, In : Surgical Clinics of North America. 95, 1, p. 191-202 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Terminal Care
Geriatrics
Patient Care Planning
Hospice Care
Palliative Care
21 Citations (Scopus)

Engaging patients, health care professionals, and community members to improve preoperative decision making for older adults facing high-risk surgery

Steffens, N. M., Tucholka, J. L., Nabozny, M. J., Schmick, A. E., Brasel, K. & Schwarze, M. L., Oct 1 2016, In : JAMA Surgery. 151, 10, p. 938-945 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision Making
Patient Care
Delivery of Health Care
Advance Care Planning
Advance Directives
4 Citations (Scopus)

Entrustable Professional Activities in General Surgery: Development and Implementation

Brasel, K., Klingensmith, M. E., Englander, R., Grambau, M., Buyske, J., Sarosi, G. & Minter, R., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Surgical Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Undergraduate Medical Education
Graduate Medical Education
Netherlands
surgery
Pediatrics

Evaluation and management of abdominal gunshot wounds: A Western Trauma Association critical decisions algorithm

Martin, M. J., Brown, C. V. R., Shatz, D. V., Alam, H., Brasel, K., Hauser, C. J., de Moya, M., Moore, E. E., Vercruysse, G. & Inaba, K., Nov 1 2019, In : The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 87, 5, p. 1220-1227 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gunshot Wounds
Wounds and Injuries
6 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation and management of abdominal stab wounds: A Western Trauma Association critical decisions algorithm

Martin, M. J., Brown, C. V. R., Shatz, D. V., Alam, H. B., Brasel, K., Hauser, C. J., De Moya, M., Moore, E. E., Rowell, S., Vercruysse, G. A., Baron, B. J. & Inaba, K., Nov 1 2018, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 85, 5, p. 1007-1015 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stab Wounds
Wounds and Injuries
Trauma Centers
Expert Testimony
Observational Studies
10 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of a Consensus-Based Criterion Standard Definition of Trauma Center Need for Use in Field Triage Research

Willenbring, B. D., Lerner, E. B., Brasel, K., Cushman, J. T., Guse, C. E., Shah, M. N. & Swor, R., Jan 2 2016, In : Prehospital Emergency Care. 20, 1, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Triage
Trauma Centers
Injury Severity Score
Research
International Classification of Diseases
16 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of error in medicine: Application of a public health model

Brasel, K., Layde, P. M. & Hargarten, S., 2000, In : Academic Emergency Medicine. 7, 11, p. 1298-1302 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Public Health
Medicine
Wounds and Injuries
Chest Tubes
Resuscitation
14 Citations (Scopus)

Evolution in the management of traumatic diaphragmatic injuries: A multicenter review

Ties, J. S., Peschman, J. R., Moreno, A., Mathiason, M. A., Kallies, K. J., Martin, R. F., Brasel, K. & Cogbill, T. H., 2014, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 76, 4, p. 1024-1028 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wounds and Injuries
Laparotomy
Thorax
Tomography
X-Rays
20 Citations (Scopus)

Evolving management of pancreatic injury

Fisher, M. & Brasel, K., Dec 2011, In : Current Opinion in Critical Care. 17, 6, p. 613-617 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wounds and Injuries
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
Pancreatic Ducts
Pancreas
Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography
9 Citations (Scopus)

Excess mortality caused by medical injury

Meurer, L. N., Yang, H., Guse, C. E., Russo, C., Brasel, K. & Layde, P. M., Sep 2006, In : Annals of Family Medicine. 4, 5, p. 410-416 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mortality
Wounds and Injuries
Hospital Mortality
Comorbidity
Confidence Intervals
34 Citations (Scopus)
Resuscitation
Hospital Emergency Service
Wounds and Injuries
Delivery of Health Care
Gunshot Wounds
1 Citation (Scopus)

External validation of a smartphone app model to predict the need for massive transfusion using five different definitions

Hodgman, E. I., Cripps, M. W., Mina, M. J., Bulger, E. M., Schreiber, M., Brasel, K., Cohen, M. J., Muskat, P., Myers, J. G., Alarcon, L. H., Rahbar, M. H., Holcomb, J. B., Cotton, B. A., Fox, E. E., Del Junco, D. J., Wade, C. E. & Phelan, H. A., Feb 1 2018, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 84, 2, p. 397-402 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Erythrocytes
Area Under Curve
Routine Diagnostic Tests
Resuscitation
Databases
28 Citations (Scopus)

Factors Correlated With Surgery Resident Choice to Practice General Surgery in a Rural Area

Jarman, B. T., Cogbill, T. H., Mathiason, M. A., O'Heron, C. T., Foley, E. F., Martin, R. F., Weigelt, J. A., Brasel, K. & Webb, T. P., Nov 2009, In : Journal of Surgical Education. 66, 6, p. 319-324 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Internship and Residency
surgery
rural area
resident
graduate
25 Citations (Scopus)

Factors identifying risk for psychological distress in the civilian trauma population

Chiu, K. B., Deroon-Cassini, T. A. & Brasel, K., Nov 2011, In : Academic Emergency Medicine. 18, 11, p. 1156-1160 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Psychology
Wounds and Injuries
Population
Social Class

Factors influencing amount of guidance in the operating room during laparoscopic cases

Hoops, H. E., Haley, C., Cook, M. R., Lopez, O., Dewey, E., Brasel, K., Spight, D. & Kiraly, L. N., May 1 2019, In : American journal of surgery. 217, 5, p. 979-985 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Operating Rooms
Laparoscopy
Task Performance and Analysis
Communication
Efficiency
24 Citations (Scopus)

Factors influencing discharge location after hospitalization resulting from a traumatic fall among older persons

Lim, H. J., Hoffmann, R. & Brasel, K., Oct 2007, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 63, 4, p. 902-907 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospitalization
Nursing Homes
Rehabilitation
Body Regions
Wounds and Injuries
14 Citations (Scopus)

Family Engagement Regarding the Critically Ill Patient

Weaver, J. L., Bradley, C. T. & Brasel, K., Dec 2012, In : Surgical Clinics of North America. 92, 6, p. 1637-1647 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Critical Illness
Communication
Intensive Care Units
Advance Directives
National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.) Health and Medicine Division

Family presence during resuscitation #232.

Bradley, C., Lensky, M. & Brasel, K., Jan 2011, In : Journal of Palliative Medicine. 14, 1, p. 97-98 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Resuscitation
9 Citations (Scopus)

Family presence during resuscitation after trauma

Leske, J. S., McAndrew, N. S., Brasel, K. & Feetham, S., 2017, In : Journal of Trauma Nursing. 24, 2, p. 85-96 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Resuscitation
Wounds and Injuries
Gunshot Wounds
Motor Vehicles
Critical Care
11 Citations (Scopus)

Gastric mucosal protection from enteral nutrients: Role of motility

Ephgrave, K. S., Brasel, K., Cullen, J. J. & Broadhurst, K. A., 1998, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 186, 4, p. 434-440 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Small Intestine
Stomach
Food
Glucose
Wounds and Injuries
8 Citations (Scopus)

General surgery resident rotations in surgical critical care, trauma, and burns: what is optimal for residency training?

Napolitano, L. M., Biester, T. W., Jurkovich, G. J., Buyske, J., Malangoni, M. A., Lewis, F. R., Albrecht, R. M., Brasel, K., Bulger, E. M., Croce, M. A., Greenhalgh, D. G., Lipsett, P. A., Luchette, F. A., Mackersie, R. C., Rizzo, A. G., Stewart, R. M. & Spain, D. A., Oct 1 2016, In : American Journal of Surgery. 212, 4, p. 629-637 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Critical Care
Internship and Residency
Burns
Wounds and Injuries
Graduate Medical Education
3 Citations (Scopus)

Gun violence: A biopsychosocial disease

Hargarten, S. W., Lerner, E. B., Gorelick, M., Brasel, K., DeRoon-Cassini, T. & Kohlbeck, S., Jan 1 2018, In : Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 19, 6, p. 1024-1027 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Firearms
Violence
Public Health Practice
1 Citation (Scopus)

Health services research resources for surgeons

Kuy, S., Greenberg, C. C., Gusani, N. J., Dimick, J. B., Kao, L. S. & Brasel, K., Nov 2011, In : Journal of Surgical Research. 171, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Services Research
Training Support
Surgeons
Government Programs
Surgical Specialties
84 Citations (Scopus)

Heart rate: Is it truly a vital sign?

Brasel, K., Guse, C., Gentilello, L. M. & Nirula, R., Apr 2007, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 62, 4, p. 812-817 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vital Signs
Heart Rate
Wounds and Injuries
Blood Pressure
Erythrocyte Transfusion

How best to improve patient safety? [6] (multiple letters)

Thomas, E. J., McNutt, R., Layde, P. M., Cortes, L. M., Teret, S. P., Brasel, K., Kuhn, E. M., Mercy, J. A. & Hargarten, S. W., Aug 14 2002, In : Journal of the American Medical Association. 288, 6, p. 697-698 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medical Errors
Quality of Health Care
Patient Safety
Safety
8 Citations (Scopus)

How do administrative data compare with a clinical registry for identifying 30-day postoperative complications?

Evidence-Based Reviews in Surgery Group, 2014, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 219, 6, p. 1187-1191 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 Citations (Scopus)

Hypertonic Resuscitation: Design and Implementation of a Prehospital Intervention Trial

Brasel, K., Bulger, E., Cook, A. J., Morrison, L. J., Newgard, C., Tisherman, S. A., Kerby, J. D., Coimbra, R., Hata, J. S. & Hoyt, D. B., Feb 2008, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 206, 2, p. 220-232 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Resuscitation
Informed Consent
Shock
Emergencies
Hypertonic Saline Solutions
47 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of prehospital mode of transport after severe injury: A multicenter evaluation from the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium

Bulger, E. M., Guffey, D., Guyette, F. X., MacDonald, R. D., Brasel, K., Kerby, J. D., Minei, J. P., Warden, C., Rizoli, S., Morrison, L. J. & Nichol, G., Mar 2012, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 72, 3, p. 567-575 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Resuscitation
Air
Wounds and Injuries
Blood Pressure
Glasgow Outcome Scale
1 Citation (Scopus)

Impact of the 80-hour resident work week on mortality and morbidity in trauma patients

Brasel, K., Fata, P. & Flynn, T. C., Jun 2013, In : Canadian Journal of Surgery. 56, 3, p. 204-206 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Morbidity
Mortality
Wounds and Injuries
Hospital Mortality
Information Storage and Retrieval
5 Citations (Scopus)

Implementation of a family presence during resuscitation protocol #233.

Bradley, C., Lensky, M. & Brasel, K., Jan 2011, In : Journal of Palliative Medicine. 14, 1, p. 98-99 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Program Development
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Resuscitation
1 Citation (Scopus)

Implementation of a medical coding curriculum for surgery residents

Kelley, K. A., Hoops, H. E., Palmer, L., Cohen, N. & Brasel, K., Jan 1 2019, In : American journal of surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clinical Coding
Curriculum
Education
91 Citations (Scopus)

Incidence and significance of free fluid on abdominal computed tomographic scan in blunt trauma

Brasel, K., Olson, C. J., Stafford, R. E. & Johnson, T. J., May 1998, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 44, 5, p. 889-892 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Incidence
Wounds and Injuries
Laparotomy
Trauma Centers
Diaphragm
129 Citations (Scopus)

Incidence of Asymptomatic Pulmonary Embolism in Moderately to Severely Injured Trauma Patients

Schultz, D. J., Brasel, K., Washington, L., Goodman, L. R., Quickel, R. R., Lipchik, R. J., Clever, T., Weigelt, J., Wisner, D. H., Yukika, T., Velmahos, G. C., Owings, J. T., Margulies, D. R., Briggs, S. M., Hawkins, M. L. & Schermer, C. R., Apr 2004, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 56, 4, p. 727-733 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pulmonary Embolism
Embolism
Incidence
Wounds and Injuries
Lung
37 Citations (Scopus)

Increased trauma center volume is associated with improved survival after severe injury: Results of a resuscitation outcomes consortium study

Minei, J. P., Fabian, T. C., Guffey, D. M., Newgard, C., Bulger, E. M., Brasel, K., Sperry, J. L. & Macdonald, R. D., 2014, In : Annals of Surgery. 260, 3, p. 456-465 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Trauma Centers
Resuscitation
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Survival
Wounds and Injuries
23 Citations (Scopus)

Increasing time to operation is associated with decreased survival in patients with a positive FAST examination requiring emergent laparotomy

Barbosa, R. R., Rowell, S., Fox, E. E., Holcomb, J. B., Bulger, E. M., Phelan, H. A., Alarcon, L. H., Myers, J. G., Brasel, K., Muskat, P., Del Junco, D. J., Cotton, B. A., Wade, C. E., Rahbar, M. H., Cohen, M. J. & Schreiber, M., 2013, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 75, 1 SUPPL1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Laparotomy
Ultrasonography
Survival
Wounds and Injuries
Hospital Mortality
67 Citations (Scopus)

Injury in the aged: Geriatric trauma care at the crossroads

Kozar, R. A., Arbabi, S., Stein, D. M., Shackford, S. R., Barraco, R. D., Biffl, W. L., Brasel, K., Cooper, Z., Fakhry, S. M., Livingston, D., Moore, F. & Luchette, F., Jun 3 2015, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 78, 6, p. 1197-1209 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Attitude of Health Personnel
Trauma Centers
Geriatrics
Delivery of Health Care
Wounds and Injuries
29 Citations (Scopus)

Injury severity and quality of life: Whose perspective is important?

Brasel, K., Deroon-Cassini, T. & Bradley, C. T., Feb 2010, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 68, 2, p. 263-267 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quality of Life
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Injury Severity Score
Wounds and Injuries
Trauma Centers
59 Citations (Scopus)

Integrating palliative care in the ICU: The nurse in a leading role

Nelson, J. E., Cortez, T. B., Curtis, J. R., Lustbader, D. R., Mosenthal, A. C., Mulkerin, C., Ray, D. E., Bassett, R., Boss, R. D., Brasel, K., Campbell, M. L., Weissman, D. E. & Puntillo, K. A., Mar 2011, In : Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. 13, 2, p. 89-94 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Palliative Care
Nurses
Critical Care
Nurse's Role
Critical Illness
73 Citations (Scopus)

Integrating palliative care in the surgical and trauma intensive care unit: A report from the Improving Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit (IPAL-ICU) Project Advisory Board and the Center to Advance Palliative Care

Mosenthal, A. C., Weissman, D. E., Curtis, J. R., Hays, R. M., Lustbader, D. R., Mulkerin, C., Puntillo, K. A., Ray, D. E., Bassett, R., Boss, R. D., Brasel, K., Campbell, M. & Nelson, J. E., Apr 2012, In : Critical Care Medicine. 40, 4, p. 1199-1206 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Critical Care
Palliative Care
Intensive Care Units
Wounds and Injuries
Terminal Care
48 Citations (Scopus)

Integrating Palliative Care into the Care of Neurocritically Ill Patients: A Report from the Improving Palliative Care in the ICU Project Advisory Board and the Center to Advance Palliative Care∗

Frontera, J. A., Curtis, J. R., Nelson, J. E., Campbell, M., Gabriel, M., Mosenthal, A. C., Mulkerin, C., Puntillo, K. A., Ray, D. E., Bassett, R., Boss, R. D., Lustbader, D. R., Brasel, K., Weiss, S. P. & Weissman, D. E., Sep 1 2015, In : Critical Care Medicine. 43, 9, p. 1964-1977 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Palliative Care
Patient Care Planning
Tissue and Organ Procurement
Patient-Centered Care
Terminal Care
20 Citations (Scopus)

Integrating palliative care into the PICU: A report from the improving palliative care in the ICU advisory board

Boss, R., Nelson, J., Weissman, D., Campbell, M., Curtis, R., Frontera, J., Gabriel, M., Lustbader, D., Mosenthal, A., Mulkerin, C., Puntillo, K., Ray, D., Bassett, R., Brasel, K. & Hays, R., Oct 10 2014, In : Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 15, 8, p. 762-767 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Palliative Care
Critical Care
Pediatrics
Hospice Care
Terminal Care